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double-cross

(dŭb′əl-krôs′, -krŏs′)
tr.v. double-crossed, double-crossing, double-crosses
To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
n.
1. often double cross An act of betraying an ally, friend, or associate.
2. double cross Genetics A cross in which each parent is the product of a single cross. It can be represented as AB × CD, where A, B, C, and D are inbred lines.

dou′ble-cross′er n.
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His killing was organised as revenge for double-crossing the gang boss.
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Just about everybody Oz encounters is double-crossing someone else, and they all want somebody or other - oftentimes him - dead.
Mankiewicz's catty 1950 comedy-drama in which a scheming ingenue played by Anne Baxter is awarded the Sarah Siddons Award after double-crossing her former mentor, played by Bette Davis.
Left for dead by an unfaithful wife and a double-crossing partner in crime, Gibson returns as an avenging dark angel who exacts brutal revenge while insisting he only wants his fair share of some stolen loot.
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